Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of putting in peril; the state of being in peril; imminent danger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of imperiling, or the state of being imperiled.

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  • noun The act of imperiling, or the state of being imperiled.

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Examples

  • Virginia's refusal to provide the match will have a number of negative impacts, the most troubling of which is the imperilment of the impending purchase of new 1000 series railcars.

    Transportation group backs McDonnell's proposal to add statewide appointees to Metro board

  • I know personally, I would march day and night, risking imperilment to demand that the offending soldiers were held accountability to the fullest extent.

    Reactions: Defusing a Koran Shooting in Iraq - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • What I could not grant away in imperilment of charter, "said Radulfus with deliberation," I can give freely as a gift from this house.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • What I could not grant away in imperilment of charter, "said Radulfus with deliberation," I can give freely as a gift from this house.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • After their exploits of the morning, and the consequent imperilment of Penrod, they decided that nothing more was to be done in apples, vegetables, or bread; it was evident that Whitey must be fed from the bosom of nature.

    Short Stories of Various Types

  • And once he put his ecclesiastical heel in a pail of varnish, and slid down an entire staircase, to the great imperilment of his kindly old soul.

    Dangerous Days

  • After their exploits of the morning, and the consequent imperilment of Penrod, they decided that nothing more was to be done in apples, vegetables or bread; it was evident that Whitey must be fed from the bosom of nature.

    Penrod and Sam

  • For it is the right and noble alone that will have victory in this struggle; the rest is wholly an obstruction, a postponement and fearful imperilment of the victory.

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.

  • For it is the right and noble alone that will have victory in this struggle; the rest is wholly an obstruction, a postponement and fearful imperilment of the victory.

    Past and Present

  • If you think about it not that you will while you're watching this show, "Matilda" addresses many of the national worries that dominate the daily news here: an enfeebled and ineffective education system, corrupt business practices, abuses of power, organized crime, the mind-rotting effects of bad television, the imperilment of public libraries and the popularity of those tacky dance competitions.

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